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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 111 - English Composition

PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in: ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing  and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College  or ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing  
COREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in: ENGL 063 - Co-Requisite Reading Strategies  or ENGL 073 - Co-Requisite Writing Strategies  or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing  
PROGRAM: Liberal Arts

English Composition is designed to develop students’ abilities to craft, organize, and express ideas clearly and effectively in their own writing. This course incorporates critical reading, critical thinking, and the writing process, as well as research and the ethical use of sources in writing for the academic community. Extended essays, including a researched argument, are required.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be expected to:

  1. Compose texts that exhibit appropriate rhetorical choices, including attention to audience, purpose, context, genre, culture, and convention.
  2. Develop and apply strategies for critical reading, critical thinking, and information literacy.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in locating, evaluating, and analyzing academically appropriate research material.
  4. Analyze and synthesize researched information to develop and support original claims.
  5. Develop and advance thesis-driven compositions in an organized progression with appropriate supporting information.
  6. Engage in writing as a process through invention, multiple drafts, collaboration, reflection, revision, and editing.
  7. Employ correct techniques of style, formatting, and documentation when incorporating quotes, paraphrases, and summaries from sources into compositions.
  8. Produce texts that demonstrate control over style and writing conventions, including sentence variety and complexity, word choice, tone, punctuation, grammar, usage, and spelling.

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Academic writing
  • Navigating digital information
  • The rhetorical situation
  • Library and other research methods
  • The writing process
  • Annotation
  • Generating ideas
  • Citation and plagiarism
  • Thesis statement development
  • Paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting
  • Essay organization
  • Documentation
  • Analysis and synthesis
  • MLA and/or APA Style
  • Argumentation
  • Conventions of Standard Written English


90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
0-59% F

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)